Base bid

Base bid

Amount of money stated in the bid as the sum for which the bidder offers to perform the work required by the project documents. Does not include the work for which alternate bids are submitted.
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base bid

The amount of money stated in the bid as the sum for which the bidder offers to perform the work, 1 not including that work for which alternate bids are also submitted.
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After a review of the bids, the board awarded the base bid and alternate bids as listed to A & W Plumbing of Murphysboro as the low overall bidder.
Waste Management's bid did not include a base bid. Its overall alternate bid is $2,619,600 in the first year and excludes free large item pickup.
Another method would be to use a "base bid alternate add or deduct specification." An example of this is a bid for 50 custom air handlers.
WARREN - A base bid of $1.44 million is within the town's budget to build a much-sought-after highway garage off Route 19.